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American Libraries

The American Libraries collection includes material contributed from across the United States. Institutions range from the Library of Congress to many local public libraries. As a whole, this collection of material brings holdings that cover many facets of American life and scholarship into the public domain. Significant portions of this collection have been generously sponsored by Microsoft, Yahoo!, The Sloan Foundation, and others.

Alphabetical listing of Contributing Libraries

2,197,465
RESULTS


collections 864
texts 2,195,673
images 799
audio 88
movies 41
TOPIC
bub_upload 58,978
Registers of births, etc 16,939
Bible 11,900
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 11,794
Church Periodicals 11,454
Science 10,093
Antislavery movements 9,085
Ships 8,983
World War, 1914-1918 8,869
Education 8,702
Natural history 8,122
Medicine 7,437
Agriculture 6,951
Operas 6,621
Steamboat lines 6,576
Abolitionists 6,411
Universities and colleges 5,974
Catholic Church 5,972
Hymns, English 5,741
Indians of North America 5,081
Flowers Seeds Catalogs 4,864
Missions 4,827
Geology 4,780
Law 4,749
Zoology 4,664
Vegetables Seeds Catalogs 4,584
History 4,346
Art 4,324
English language 4,205
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879 4,092
Botany 4,085
Baptists 4,026
Plants, Ornamental Catalogs 3,612
Law reports, digests, etc 3,609
Music 3,491
Women 3,456
Theology 3,432
Church of England 3,330
Railroads 3,315
Presidents 3,302
Plants 3,256
Theses 3,229
CSAIP 3,146
Birds 3,140
Political science 3,091
Princeton (N.J.) -- Newspapers 3,020
Economics 3,002
Women abolitionists 2,968
Jesus Christ 2,940
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 2,910
Military pensions 2,860
Medicare 2,846
Architecture 2,808
City planning 2,747
English literature 2,721
English poetry 2,684
Physics 2,669
Presbyterian Church 2,647
Old age pensions 2,639
Slavery 2,633
Flowers Catalogs 2,631
Minnesota -- Newspapers 2,627
Finance, Public 2,615
Management 2,610
Fruit Catalogs 2,598
United States 2,583
Survivors' benefits 2,567
College student newspapers and periodicals 2,496
Yearbooks 2,479
Literature 2,477
Church periodicals 2,367
Insects 2,359
African Americans 2,327
Chemistry 2,252
Philosophy 2,237
Conduct of life 2,231
Mathematics 2,226
Nurseries (Horticulture) Catalogs 2,226
Entomology 2,215
Gardening 2,180
Sermons, American 2,166
Produce trade Statistics Periodicals 2,153
Home economics 2,149
Roads 2,149
Jesuits 2,142
Sermons, English 2,116
Geography 2,078
Horses 2,062
Voyages and travels 2,037
Land use 2,029
Painting 2,028
Jews 2,026
cbk 1,999
Church history 1,992
Ethnology 1,967
Christianity 1,965
Biology 1,938
Seeds Catalogs 1,932
Mary Washington College 1,901
Gardening Equipment and supplies Catalogs 1,900
University of Mary Washington 1,900
German literature 1,899
Mines and mineral resources 1,884
Christian life 1,871
Physiology 1,844
United States. Army 1,836
Public records 1,832
Biography 1,821
Fishes 1,793
French language 1,789
Water-supply 1,782
Slavery -- United States 1,776
Paleontology 1,774
Bulbs (Plants) Catalogs 1,771
Deseret Sunday School Union (1872-1971) -- Periodicals 1,764
May, Samuel, 1810-1899 1,759
Taxation 1,759
Aeronautics 1,747
Shrubs Catalogs 1,740
Mollusks 1,736
Wellesley College 1,736
periodicals 1,726
Theater 1,712
Children 1,709
Latin language 1,688
Ethics 1,686
Public health 1,684
New York 1,666
Religion 1,661
Duluth (Minn.) -- Newspapers 1,650
Saint Louis County (Minn.) -- Newspapers 1,650
Fisheries 1,634
Motion Pictures 1,619
Kansas State University 1,604
Universities and colleges--Kansas--Newspapers 1,598
College yearbooks 1,587
Episcopal Church 1,571
Labor supply 1,565
Socialism 1,552
Congregational churches 1,547
Housing 1,542
Psychology 1,542
American literature 1,541
Chapman, Maria Weston, 1806-1885 1,537
Public schools 1,530
Methodist Church 1,505
Sunday schools 1,501
Bibliography 1,495
German language 1,484
Homeopathy 1,482
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 1,482
Yearbook 1,481
Books 1,474
United States. Congress 1,454
Astronomy 1,432
Medicaid 1,427
Surgery 1,420
Documents on microfilm 1,418
College student newspapers and periodicals -- Virginia -- Fredericksburg 1,415
Pennsylvania 1,415
American Legion 1,406
Mechanical engineering 1,406
Washington, George, 1732-1799 1,400
Social sciences 1,398
Urban renewal 1,390
Industries 1,388
Forests and forestry 1,384
The Bullet 1,376
Mary Washington College -- Newspapers 1,374
Universities and colleges -- United States -- Periodicals 1,374
University of Mary Washington -- Newspapers 1,374
Confederate States of America. Army 1,353
Trees Seedlings Catalogs 1,349
Finance 1,340
Teaching 1,329
Encyclopedias and dictionaries 1,328
Fruit trees Seedlings Catalogs 1,326
Municipal government 1,321
Libraries 1,318
Alabama 1,309
Massachusetts 1,308
Administrative agencies 1,304
Spiritualism 1,303
Folklore 1,297
Physicians 1,296
Transportation 1,295
Religion and science 1,289
yearbooks 1,277
Administrative law 1,272
Engineering 1,270
Statistics 1,268
Hygiene 1,264
Dentistry 1,255
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) 1,251
Chippu 1,247
Schools 1,247
Meteorology 1,238
Technology 1,235
Virginia 1,232
Insect pests 1,229
LANGUAGE
english 1,615,851
german 191,142
french 149,229
handwritten english 47,902
spanish 43,170
italian 38,530
latin 25,912
russian 13,463
dutch 11,444
portuguese 7,635
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Title
Date Published
Creator
The Boston Library Consortium
76,599
ITEMS
39.2M
VIEWS
39.2M
Books from the Boston Library Consortium. See a Tag Cloud for the Boston Library Consortium collection.
Boston Public Library
48,000
ITEMS
21.7M
VIEWS
21.7M
Books contributed by the Boston Public Library.
MBLWHOI Library
10,713
ITEMS
14.4M
VIEWS
14.4M
Books from the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI).
12.8M
As a member of the Open Content Alliance, the University Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is contributing digital content to the Internet Archive from our Rare Book Collection and North Carolina Collection, including rare Spanish dramas, UNC Yearbooks, and North Carolina legislative materials. Other subject areas such as early North Carolina medical journals and North Carolina judicial materials are also represented. UNC's participation in the Open Content Alliance is...
Getty Research Institute
22,142
ITEMS
9.9M
VIEWS
9.9M
Books contributed by Getty Research Institute. The Research Library at the Getty Research Institute focuses on the history of art, architecture, and archaeology with relevant materials in the humanities and social sciences. The range of the collections begins with prehistory and extends to contemporary art. - The Getty Institute
5.1M
A collection of items from the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center Project.
Topic: UNC yearbooks
5M
The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries sends selected library materials to Internet Archive for scanning and online access from a variety of units and collections within the Libraries. These include but are not limited to U. S. Government Documents, UF print Dissertations, Duplicates from the storage collection and the Panama Canal Museum Collection. The Internet Archive pre-scanning processing operation at the Libraries is managed by the Preservation Department. Digitization is...
3.6M
Books digitized by the Internet Archive for the University of Massachusetts Libraries.
Wellesley College Library
6,006
ITEMS
3M
VIEWS
3M
Books from Wellesley College Library
Duke University Libraries
10,755
ITEMS
2.8M
VIEWS
2.8M
Books digitized by the Internet Archive for Duke University Libraries. The Duke University Libraries Digital Collections Program creates distinctive digital collections that provide access to Duke's library and archival materials in support of teaching, learning, and research at Duke and worldwide; and contributes collaboratively to national and international digital collections initiatives that benefit Duke and the larger research community. See a digital archive of thousands of vintage...
Brigham Young University
23,050
ITEMS
2.8M
VIEWS
by Brigham Young University
2.8M
Books from the libraries of Brigham Young University
Media History Digital Library
2,847
ITEMS
2.6M
VIEWS
2.6M
A conservation and access project for historical printed materials related to cinema, broadcasting and recorded sound. Visit our new website and read our blog at http://www.mediahistoryproject.org/ Search Media History Digital Library titles: Advanced Search
Books digitized through a federally funded LSTA grant, through MBLC.
Church History Library
15,432
ITEMS
2M
VIEWS
2M
The collections of the Church History Library contain materials chronicling the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from its beginning in 1830 to the present day. The collections contain manuscripts, books, Church records, photographs, oral histories, architectural drawings, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, maps, microforms, and audiovisual materials. The staff creates and maintains catalogs and indexes for accessing this wide variety of information. Search our...
Topic: Church History Library
Publisher's chromolithographed pictorial wrappers
( 25 reviews )
Topics: Brothers and sisters, Orphans, Conduct of life, Education
University of Florida Duplicates
3,614
ITEMS
1.8M
VIEWS
1.8M
University of Florida Duplicates
Topic: University of Florida
The American Methodism Project
4,063
ITEMS
1.8M
VIEWS
1.8M
The American Methodism Project is a digitized collection of interdisciplinary and historical materials related to American Methodism. The primary goal of this project is to provide both the digital tools and the digitized texts of American Methodism to better understand both Methodism and the United States. Contemporary questions of church and state boundaries, the role of government, moral development, education, leadership, labor, immigration, family, etc. are topics which can benefit from...
Boston College Library
4,160
ITEMS
1.7M
VIEWS
by Boston College Libraries
1.7M
Books from Boston College.
John Carter Brown Library
8,290
ITEMS
1.6M
VIEWS
1.6M
THE JOHN CARTER BROWN LIBRARY is an independently administered and funded center for advanced research in history and the humanities, founded in 1846 and located at Brown University since 1901. Housed within the library's walls is an internationally renowned collection of primary historical sources pertaining to North and South America from the time of its discovery by Europeans (ca. 1492) until the end of the colonial period (ca. 1825). View the JCB Collections on Open Library
Spanish Drama
11,522
ITEMS
1.6M
VIEWS
1.6M
A collection for internal support at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Topic: drama
US National Library of Medicine
13,202
ITEMS
1.6M
VIEWS
1.6M
The National Library of Medicine (NLM), in Bethesda, Maryland, is a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Since its founding in 1836, NLM has played a pivotal role in translating biomedical research into practice. It is the world's largest biomedical library and the developer of electronic information services that deliver trillions of bytes of data to millions of users every day. Scientists, health professionals, and the public in...
NLM Medicine in the Americas
12,358
ITEMS
1.5M
VIEWS
1.5M
Medicine in the Americas – a digital library project of the U.S. National Library of Medicine – consists of works which demonstrate the evolution of American medicine from seventeenth-century colonial frontier outposts to twentieth-century research hospitals. Drawing on the collections of NLM's History of Medicine Division, Medicine in the Americas encompasses works dating as early as 1610 and printed in the United States and around the New World, including Latin America, the Caribbean,...
Family History Library
427
ITEMS
1.4M
VIEWS
by Family History Library
1.4M
Books from the libraries of Brigham Young University Family History Library
Minnesota Historical Society
2,634
ITEMS
1.4M
VIEWS
1.4M
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota's past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. The Minnesota Historical Society is providing newspapers and manuscripts to the Internet Archive to provide access and preserve their content on the web for future generations. This project was funded in FY11...
Cushing-Whitney Medical Library
4,997
ITEMS
1.3M
VIEWS
1.3M
Books contributed by the Cushing-Whitney Medical Library, Yale University
1.3M
Digitized versions of unique and rare books from Northeastern University Libraries
North Carolina Directories
909
ITEMS
1.3M
VIEWS
1.3M
A collection of North Carolina City Directories from various contributing institutions. Visit the North Carolina Directories page at Digital NC: http://digitalnc.org/collections/north-carolina-city-directories
Brandeis University Libraries
1,826
ITEMS
1.3M
VIEWS
by Brandeis University Libraries
1.3M
Books from Brandeis University.
MIT Libraries
3,534
ITEMS
1.2M
VIEWS
1.2M
Books scanned by the Internet Archive for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries.
Kansas State University
7,820
ITEMS
1.2M
VIEWS
1.2M
Historical aspects of Kansas State University are documented in this collection of primary sources. Included are yearbooks, course catalogs, and more.
1.2M
Boston University Libraries house more than 2.4 million physical volumes, over 45,000 current unique serials, and 77,000 media titles. Specialized libraries and collections include: African Studies Library Alumni Medical Library Astronomy Library Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center Mugar Memorial Library Music Library Pappas Law Library & Law Annex Pardee Management Library Pickering Educational Resources Library Science & Engineering Library Stone Science Library Theology Library
The goal of the University of Florida's Retrospective Dissertation Scanning project is to build a digital collection of approximately 8,000 dissertations written by PhD graduates of the University of Florida from 1934-2006. This page is the portal to the UF dissertations scanned and made available via the Internet Archive up to this point. In 2000 the University of Florida began requiring theses and dissertations in a digital format, and by 2006 all thesis and dissertations being submitted by...
1.2M
Webster Family Library of Veterinary Medicine
Topic: Veterinary Medicine
1M
The State Library of North Carolina is a part of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. It is the catalyst for exceptional library services in North Carolina. It is the principal library of state government and builds the capacity of all libraries in North Carolina. It develops and supports access to specialized collections for the people of North Carolina, including genealogy, North Caroliniana, and resources for the blind and physically handicapped. - General Collection Examine...
Emory University Libraries
5,442
ITEMS
1M
VIEWS
1M
Books from the Emory University Libraries
Penn State University
3,262
ITEMS
1M
VIEWS
1M
Books contributed by Penn State University.
Religion in North Carolina
6,204
ITEMS
952,535
VIEWS
952,535
The Religion in North Carolina Digital Collection is a grant-funded project to provide digital access to publications of and about religious bodies in North Carolina. Partner institutions at Duke, UNC, and Wake Forest University, contributed the largest portion of the items in this collection, but the collection is enriched by unique materials from libraries and archives throughout North Carolina. The materials in this collection include local church histories, periodicals, clergy biographies,...
University of Pennsylvania Libraries
1,274
ITEMS
929,953
VIEWS
by University of Pennsylvania Libraries
929,953
Books from the University of Pennsylvania Libraries
822,683
German, Scandinavian and Dutch Periodicals from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
816,082
Books from the Mugar Memorial Library of Boston University Libraries.
Books included from the Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Strengths are in areas of textile education, textile manufacturing and design, local history (Fall River and New Bedford and surrounding communities), and local ethnic communities including Portuguese, French-Canadian and Jewish.
LDS Church Magazines
5,418
ITEMS
765,360
VIEWS
765,360
Periodicals from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Brethren Digital Archives
744
ITEMS
708,787
VIEWS
708,787
The Mission of the Brethren Digital Archives is to digitize some or all of the periodicals produced from the beginning of publication to the year 2000 by each of the Brethren bodies who trace their origin to the baptism near Schwarzenau, Germany in 1708.
State Library of Massachusetts
1,638
ITEMS
702,097
VIEWS
702,097
Books digitized by the Internet Archive for the State Library of Massachusetts.
689,526
The John Carter Brown Library's collection of books printed in Spanish America is among the finest in the world. In some areas, the collections are unmatched and include works found nowhere else. The Library has the largest collection in the world of books printed in Spanish America as a whole prior to ca. 1820, over 7,000 titles, encompassing the output of presses in Mexico, Peru, Central America, Argentina, Chile, and elsewhere. The remaining Spanish American presses represented in the JCB's...
The Journal of Research reports NIST research and development in metrology and related fields of: physical science engineering applied mathematics statistics biotechnology information technology Papers cover a broad range of subjects with major emphasis on measurement methodology and the basic technology underlying standardization. Also included, on occasion, are articles on topics closely related to the Institute’s technical and scientific programs.
California State Library
2,937
ITEMS
682,238
VIEWS
682,238
Books from the California State Library
David O. McKay Library, BYU Idaho
1,386
ITEMS
631,193
VIEWS
631,193
Books from the David O. McKay Library at Brigham Young University, Idaho
Topic: keyword
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library
1,941
ITEMS
613,329
VIEWS
613,329
Books from the Library of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Kansas State University Theses
5,725
ITEMS
590,565
VIEWS
590,565
Dissertations, Theses, Projects, and Reports from Kansas State University prior to 1990.
581,715
The Duke University Archives preserves the historical record of the university. This collection provides access to several key campus publications including the Chanticleer (student yearbook), the Trinity College Historical Papers (series of early faculty publications), as well as other core resources, such as campus course catalogs.
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
5,050
ITEMS
544,994
VIEWS
544,994
This research collection for opera and ballet consists of a selection of print and manuscript scores, libretti, mise en scène, programs, scene designs and other archival documents. The materials date from the 17th through the 20th centuries. Its strengths include scores and performance materials from the French and Italian repertories dating from the late 18th and 19th centuries. Special features include a large collection of copyists’ manuscript scores for the operas of Giovanni Paisiello...
496,110
Books from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Libraries
California Digital Library
by Crane, Thomas, b. 1843?; Houghton, Ellen Elizabeth, 1853-1922
473,854
91
6
Osborne Coll.
( 6 reviews )
Topics: Poetry of places, France -- Description and travel Juvenile literature
457,284
Duke holds one of the world’s largest collections of Confederate imprints, or items printed in the Confederate States of America between secession from the Union and the surrender of the Confederate military forces (December 1860-April 1865). Confederate imprints are notable for their fragility and ephemerality, due to the scarcity of high-quality paper and a lack of large publishing and printing houses in the South, as well as for the view their contents give of military and civilian life in...
Topics: Confederate, Civil War, American history
BYU Campus Publications
453
ITEMS
427,424
VIEWS
427,424
This collection contains materials published by Brigham Young University. These publications include the school yearbook (the Banyan), course catalogs and class schedules. The yearbook contains information about campus events and student life, the course catalogs offer descriptions of the various courses offered at Brigham Young University during a given academic year and contain information on degree requirements, and the class schedules provide detail as to what classes where offered when, by...
Topic: Brigham Young University
Lehigh University Libraries
568
ITEMS
413,016
VIEWS
413,016
Books from the Lehigh University Libraries
411,021
Books from the Duquesne University, Gumberg Library
398,000
Meetings, proceedings and conference reports relating to Religion in North Carolina.
396,440
As a member of the Open Content Alliance, the University Libraries at the University of Memphis is contributing digital content to the Internet Archive from our holdings including yearbooks, the campus newspaper, bulletins and schedules of classes, early literary magazines, and other materials related to the life and times of the University of Memphis and its predecessors throughout its first 100 years since opening its doors in 1912 as the West Tennessee State Normal School. All materials are...
Kansas State University Newspapers
1,746
ITEMS
388,353
VIEWS
388,353
Kansas State University Newspapers 1875- .
387,358
Books digitized by the Internet Archive for the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
386,016
The New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC) consists of the research libraries of three leading art museums in New York City: The Brooklyn Museum, The Frick Collection, and The Museum of Modern Art. With funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, NYARC was formed in 2006 to facilitate collaboration that results in enhanced resources to research communities.NYARC provides a framework to advance a series of programmatic services, with a potential for transforming the environments in which...
Topic: art
383,130
This selection of harp scores from the International Harp Archives at Brigham Young University includes items from the 18th century through the early 20th century. Most of the selections are works for solo harp but other duets and small chambers works are included, especial early 19th-century duets for harp and piano. Many of the composers represented in the collection are harpist-composers from the 19th century including François Joseph Naderman, Charles Oberthür, Alphonse Hasselmans,...
Ohio State University Library
1,010
ITEMS
378,115
VIEWS
378,115
The Ohio State University Libraries is contributing public domain texts from its Brittle Books digitization program to the Internet Archive. Texts are selected by the OSU Libraries Collection Managers, in consultation with the Preservation Department, based on the following criteria: the materials are damaged or deteriorated, are in continuing demand, and are not available as a readily-accessible reprint. Titles are drawn from all subject areas of the Libraries' collections. Texts no longer in...
Topic: ohio state
358,426
The John Carter Brown Library has one of the five largest collections of early Peruviana in the world. It is not just the number of Peruvian imprints of the colonial, independence, and early national periods held by the John Carter Brown Library that is important, however, but the diversity of those materials and in a great many instances, their singularity - being only known copies. The subjects range from ecclesiastical matters, to government papers, to indigenous language studies, and...
Topic: Peru
348,768
The Portuguese and Brazilian books held at the John Carter Brown Library comprise one of the finest North American collections relating to Brazil before the country declared its independence from Portugal in 1822. The collection includes 650 titles before 1800 and another 500 titles from 1800 to 1822—including 165 books printed in Brazil itself after the *Impressão Regia* opened a branch in Rio de Janeiro in 1808 and presses began operating in Bahia. This collection has been compiled from a...
Topics: jcbportugalbrazil, brazil, portugal, John Carter Brown Library
Indianapolis Public Library
602
ITEMS
326,417
VIEWS
326,417
Materials contributed by The Indianapolis Public Library.
325,573
Books from the Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Since the 1940’s the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library has been building a collection of emblem books written from 1540-1800, published in Germany, France, Italy, Spain and England. Emblem books can be considered the multi-media publications of the 16th through the 18th centuries. Each emblem is composed of three constitutive elements - a motto, an illustration or "pictura" in the form...
319,021
This is the collection page for the School of Theology, Boston University
Brigham Young University, Hawaii
867
ITEMS
316,810
VIEWS
316,810
Books contributed by BYU Hawaii
MoMA Library
250
ITEMS
315,402
VIEWS
315,402
The Museum of Modern Art Library is a comprehensive collection devoted to modern and contemporary art. The noncirculating collection documents painting, sculpture, drawings, prints, photography, architecture, design, performance, video, film, and emerging art forms from 1880 to the present. The Museum of Modern Art Library is a founding member of the New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC). NYARC is a collaborative program of the Frick Art Reference Library and the libraries of the Brooklyn...
314,250
Susquehanna University
448
ITEMS
310,846
VIEWS
310,846
Originally founded as the Missionary Institute of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in 1858, this private, liberal arts college in central Pennsylvania was renamed Susquehanna University in 1895. The University Archives, the Russell W. Gilbert Pennsylvania Room and the Jane C. Apple Rare Books Room at Susquehanna University's Blough-Weis Library contain a rich collection of books, documents, photographs, and memorabilia. Some of the items featured here include: the University yearbook, LANTHORN...
The Victorian Collection
1,064
ITEMS
309,900
VIEWS
309,900
The Victorian Collection features a wide assortment of British sociopolitical periodicals published from 1834 to 1900. This material covers such topics as religious revivals and Temperance movements, politics, agriculture, population studies, illustration, family values, and biography. These periodicals were produced and distributed to educate and persuade, so that, in the words of the editor for the Anti-Corn-Law Society, “the public mind may be kept in a state of information and...
Topic: brigham young university BYU victorian historical